(Closed) What do I wear as a wedding photographer friendor?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Photographers should always wear all black. Since you’ll need to be comfortable, find a pair of black pants and a black blouse that won’t restrict your movement much. You probably won’t want to be wearing stilettos and a cocktail dress if you’re holding up photo equipment!

Post # 5
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’d suggest linen pants/capris and a nice top. I’ve never been under the impression that black is a required color, but I’d definitely stick to solids – you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself. The first thing that came to my mind was khaki colored linen pants and a black top. Make sure it’s something that you’re comfortable in – pants that don’t show crack and a shirt that doesn’t ride up. I’d suggest nice, but comfortable loafers or sandals.

Good luck! Take some fab pictures!

Post # 7
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Those pants that kinda look like a skirt when you wear them are nice (not sure what they’re called).

Khaki pants, or black pants with a nice top (just make sure whatever you wear doesn’t show too much when you’re bending over).

Be careful of buttons, I’ve read “bad photog stories” where the shirt comes unbuttoned or a button falls off. Its rare, but it does happen. Bring a few safety pins just in case.

As the main photog, I’ve worn a black dress that’s 3/4 long. I made sure I was able to kneel down & bend over & this dress is my perfect photog work wedding dress.

Nothing with really bright colors or crazy patterns, you just want to blend in 🙂


Post # 9
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Make sure that any shirt you wear when you bend down or anything doesn’t show off your back/stomach or anything.  No low rise pants or anything like that.

I agree a 3/4 length dress could be nice and comfortable if it wasn’t reveling. 

Post # 10
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wear a nice (doesn’t have to be expensive) blouse and dress pants. It would work alot better than a dress since you will probably need to get into positions and angles where a dress won’t cut it.

I have never heard anywhere that photographers should be in all black. That’s interesting.

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